Invention Quotes

If necessity is the mother of invention, discontent is the father of progress.

David Rockefeller

Only in men's imagination does every truth find an effective and undeniable existence. Imagination, not invention, is the supreme master of art as of life.

Joseph Conrad

Invention consists in avoiding the constructing of useless contraptions and in constructing the useful combinations which are in infinite minority.

Henri Poincare

Painting is not for me either decorative amusement, or the plastic invention of felt reality; it must be every time: invention, discovery, revelation.

Max Ernst

If this liberal potential is properly channeled, we may expect the area of freedom of the United States to increase. The problem is to spend up our rate of social invention in the service of the welfare of all the people.

Henry A. Wallace

Etiquette is the invention of wise men to keep fools at a distance.

Sir Richard Steele

I date the end of the old republic and the birth of the empire to the invention, in the late thirties, of air conditioning. Before air conditioning, Washington was deserted from mid-June to September.... But after air conditioning and the Second World War arrived, more or less at the same time, Congress sits and sits while the presidentsor at least their staffsnever stop making mischief.

Gore Vidal

A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.

Mitch Ratcliffe

The fidelity of most men is merely an invention of self-love to win confidence; a method to place us above others and to render us depositaries of the most important matters.

François de la Rochefoucauld

Art is beauty, the perpetual invention of detail, the choice of words, the exquisite care of execution.

Theophile Gautier

All perceiving is also thinking, all reasoning is also intuition, all observation is also invention.

Rudolf Arnheim

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

Agatha Christie

I don`t think necessity is the mother of invention - invention, in my opinion, arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

Agatha Christie

I don't think necessity is the mother of invention -- invention . . . arises directly from idleness, possibly also from laziness. To save oneself trouble.

Agatha Christie

Art is an invention of aesthetics, which in turn is an invention of philosophers.... What we call art is a game.

Octavio Paz

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